A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman Chainani began his career as a screenwriter and director, with his films playing at over 150 film festivals around the world. He has been nominated for the Waterstone Prize for Children’s Literature, been named to the Out100, and also received the $100,000 Shasha Grant and the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, both for debut writers.

His debut series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 30 languages across 6 continents, and will be a major motion picture from Netflix in 2022. His latest book, Beasts & Beauty, was an instant New York Times Bestseller and will soon be published in 10 languages.

Represented by: Peter Knapp
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